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Who’s Driving the Bus? Get Your Commercial Driver’s License!

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Driving an Alaska tour bus can be a rewarding and exciting job – but you’ll need the right skills, training, and certification to do it. As a driver-guide, it will be your job to ensure the safety of Alaska visitors who are here to enjoy the state’s beauty as they...  Read More

8 Tips for Alaska Winter Prep

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Preparing for a long winter in Alaska is a bigger project than for most people in the Lower 48, especially for people who live partly or completely off the grid in the dry cabins common to Alaska. Basics like drinking water and heating take more thought and preparation when you’re...  Read More

Stargazing on the Southern Coast of Alaska

by ATJ Posted in Only in Alaska, The Alaska Experience Blog
Photo by Bureau of Land Management. Alaska earns accolades for many things, like its wildlife and its landscapes. But one of its best qualities often flies under the radar: its stargazing opportunities. The long, cold nights of Alaska’s winter provide dark skies excellent for viewing stars, aurora borealis and everything...  Read More

7 Animals to Spot during Alaska Winter

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Alaskan Bald Eagles on log with snow
Summer isn’t the only time for wildlife viewing in Alaska. Some animals might be easier to spot when the temperatures dip, snow covers the ground, and vegetation is thinner. Just as in summer, dusk and dawn are the best times to see wildlife, since those are the times when both...  Read More

Alaska’s Most Haunted Landmarks and Places

by ATJ Posted in Only in Alaska
Do you believe in ghosts? Many Alaska residents do—because they claim to have seen them. Sometimes it’s in a cemetery, sometimes a hotel, sometimes even a school. Alaska’s history is rich with the kind of stories that lead to ghostly lore: accidents, tragedies, miners and husbands who never return from...  Read More

Living Off the Grid in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Deep down, many of us share the same secret thought: What would it be like to chuck the city life, disconnect from the “real world” and live totally off the grid? Alaska is the perfect place to give it a try. With so much frontier left untouched, Alaska is ripe...  Read More

Top 10 Facts about Fairbanks for Visitors

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Fairbanks, Alaska, is a pretty special place. Not only is it one of the state’s largest cities and just down the road from Denali National Park and Preserve, it’s a bouncing-off point for trips into Alaska’s remote villages, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Gates of the Arctic National Park....  Read More

Join a Curling Club in Anchorage

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
Looking for something fun to do in the off-season? Consider that the “on” season for curling starts in October and ends in April, making it the perfect Alaska winter social event. Why not join a curling club in Anchorage to make friends while learning a new activity? What is curling,...  Read More

Off the Clock: 9 Things to Do in Juneau After Your Shift

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
You’ll be busy at work during your summer job in Alaska, but you chose to work here for a reason – you want to experience this beautiful state and enjoy some outdoor activities, too. We came up with nine fun things to do in Juneau when you’re off the clock...  Read More

Alaska Music Festivals For Audio Lovers

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Outdoor Concert
If you’re a music lover, summer is your season. Music festival after music festival string together shows you might otherwise have to wait ages to see. Thankfully, being in Alaska doesn’t exclude you from the musical joys of summer. Music festivals all over the state draw acts from far and...  Read More